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It's not often that this writer has a personal interest in a story that he is writing, but such is the case in connection with the sad death of Anjool Malde, the 24-year-old Deutsche Bank Global Markets equity salesperson, who jumped to his death last Sunday lunchtime from the sixth floor terrace of the building that houses the Coq d'Argent restaurant in the City of London. And typically, Anjool is said to have made his death leap wearing his best suit and with a glass of champagne in his hand.
Reuters reports that Citi has named Raymond McGuire to be head of global investment banking. Former co-head Alberto Verme is to become co-CEO of EMEA, along with Bill Mills.
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Serge Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs IT programmer who US authorities claim stole a copy of a code that the firm uses for automated stock and commodities trading (he allegedly uploaded the copy to a website in Germany), is having his 15 minutes of fame.
No story about hiring is complete these days without mention of Barclays.
Hays Resource Management (for the second year running).
Der Spiegel magazine has reported that, according to a 150-report compiled by law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and commissioned by Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann, several of the bank's 'management board members, supervisory board members and at least one shareholder' were spied on, as the German banking giant succumbed to 'paranoia and megalomania' and tried to deal with real and imagined security leaks.
The biggest payouts ever ?
A new reputational low ?
In the last week of his life, the parents of Moritz Erhardt, the 21-year-old Bank of America Merrill Lynch intern who was found dead in a shower at his London flat, realised from emails sent at 5am and 6am that their son was working through the night.